New IIS 7.0 Whitepaper

Microsoft has released a new IIS 7.0 White Paper “Migrating a Large, High-Volume Web Site to Internet Information Services 7.0”.

This white paper describes how Microsoft.com migrated more than 80 Web servers, managing more than 5 gigabytes (GB) of content in more than 750 virtual roots, to IIS 7.0. Not only did the Microsoft.com Operations team reduce the effort to manage and administer the site, but it also realized a 10 percent performance gain.

This white paper covers the:

  • Business benefits achieved in deploying IIS 7.0 on Windows Server� 2008.
  • Teams at Microsoft that were involved in the development, deployment, and ongoing management of the solution.
  • Background on Microsoft.com, including the products and technologies used in creating the solution.
  • Process that Microsoft.com Operations followed during the planning, building, deploying, and operating phases of the migration from IIS version 6.0 to IIS 7.0.
  • Deployment of IIS 7.0 running on Windows Server 2008 in the Internet-facing Microsoft production environment.
  • Operation of Microsoft.com after the migration to IIS 7.0.
  • IIS 7.0 features and improvements that the Microsoft.com Operations team will implement in the future.
  • The best practices that Microsoft.com Operations used in migrating to IIS 7.0 and Windows Server 2008.

Read and download the white paper here.